from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. Hinduism The eighth and principal avatar of Vishnu, often depicted as a handsome young man playing a flute. He appears as a charioteer and advisor of Arjuna in the Bhagavad-Gita.
- A river of southern India rising in the Western Ghats and flowing about 1,287 km (800 mi) eastward to the Bay of Bengal.
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- proper n. A deity worshiped across many traditions of Hinduism. Krishna is often depicted as a young cowherd boy with a dark or blue complexion playing a flute (as in the Bhagavata Purana) or a youthful prince giving philosophical direction and guidance (as in the Bhagavad Gita) He is the divine speaker of the Bhagavad-gita and the eighth avatar of Vishnu.
- proper n. A river in southern India.
- proper n. A district in South Indian state of Andhra Pradesh.
- proper n. A male given name and a surname used in India.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. The most popular of the Hindu divinities, usually held to be the eighth incarnation of the god Vishnu.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. In later Hindu myth., a much-worshiped deity, son of Devaki, appearing also as a leading character in the great epic of the Mahā-bhārata, as chief of a people and charioteer of Arjuna, to whom he addresses the philosophic poem called Bhagavad-Gītā. The grounds of his deification are obscure. He is worked into the general system of Hindu religion as an incarnation of Vishnu.
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- n. 8th and most important avatar of Vishnu; incarnated as a handsome young man playing a flute
MACHILIPATNAM (KRISHNA DIST.): All accredited journalists of Krishna district will have to apply for Rajiv Arogyasri health card on or before November 10.
Virtually all of the songs are reflections of his spiritual philosophy, and - most explicitly in My Sweet Lord - celebrations of his belief in what he called "Krishna consciousness".
Krishna is also the founder of the outstanding organization, YOGA For Youth, which everyone interested in children should know about.
Krishna is a master teacher of Kundalini Yoga who has taught for 40 years.
A tiny baby-shaped idol of Krishna is rocked in a tiny silver cradle.
The birth of Krishna is celebrated in great style every year (a little like Christmas celebrates the birth of Christ).
Vetravati, and that other one called Krishna-vena; of Iravati, and
Bible and in some Indian dialects the name Krishna appears as Krishto or Kushto.
At the UN in my speech, I mentioned a passage from the Bhagavad Gita, when Krishna tells Arjuna whether he knows him by the name Krishna or not, it is unimportant, as all he needs to do is follow certain principles and he will come to him.
(Naseeruddin Shah), respectively mirror the majaazii (figurative/sensual) and haqiiqii (real/spiritual) layers of meaning in Urdu poetry, the name Krishna underscoring the bhakti element.